Pacific Northwest

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden

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Spectacular Sedums

Sedums, also called stonecrop, are versatile plants. All have fleshy, thick leaves, and all are tolerant of our winter weather. This group of succulents comes in a range of shapes and sizes, from tiny to tall. Low-growing types, such as golden stonecrop...
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Resources

Web Finds

Biological Controls The Cornell University site Biological Controls is a very useful guide to beneficial insects...

Books

Bugs of Washington and Oregon Bug enthusiasts and amateur entomologists will appreciate this field guide from The Discovery...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renovate Hydrangeas
  • Turn the Compost Pile
  • Encourage Frogs
  • Harvest Early and Late
  • Lightly Prune Trees

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